Mitchell Smith McTier
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Ex-Coweta athletic trainer accused of sexually assaulting student

A former Coweta County school athletic trainer was arrested Wednesday after being accused of touching a female student trainer inappropriately, authorities said.

Mitchell Smith McTier, 25, faces a count of sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. In addition, he allegedly made inappropriate comments to several female student trainers while at East Coweta High School, where he worked.

School district spokesman Dean Jackson told AJC.com that McTier was hired this summer and was placed on administrative leave when the incidents were reported to the school’s administration Sept. 19. He resigned four days later.

When he was arrested Wednesday, the school district sent a letter to parents informing them of the situation. Principal Stephen Allen said in the letter that parents were not informed earlier to avoid compromising the investigation.

“Please take this opportunity to remind your student(s) that if they see something, they should say something,” the letter continued. “As always, student safety is our top priority.”

McTier has since been released from the Coweta jail on bond. No other information was provided.

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